Traditional Arts

Music   Taiko Resources     Visual Arts     Literature   Architecture    Misc.



Tokyo National Research Institute of National Properties

Musical Arts          Top

Japanese Traditional Music (good Overview)
Kabuki21   (Complete !!!)
Jeff Blair's Kabuki Page 
Kabuki For Everyone
[Comprehensive Information! ]

Kabuki Legends[ Prints of famous actors ]
Kabuki-za info  [Tokyo Kabuki Theater Information]
Kabuki Story
Waseda U. Kabuki Ukiyo-e Gallery (Japanese)  [ excellent collection of Kabuki prints]
The World Of Noh    -----EXCELLENT SITE !!!
Noh & Kyogen ***

Translation of Noh Plays  
[ translation of some major Noh plays -- EXCELLENT ]

Noh Masks
Noh Masks: Facial Expressions
Bunraku Theater  [ Excellent !]
National Theater of Japan
Bunraku
Gagaku [ Ancient court music ]
Shomyo (Buddhist Chant)
Traditional Japanese Flutes [ Excellent source ]
Shakuhachi  [International Shakuhachi Society]
Tai Hei Shakuhachi [ commercial site w/ good resources ]
Koto
Shamisen
Shamisen School
Tsugaru Shamisen
Nagauta ``Shizu no Odamaki''
Nagauta ``Takao zange''
Matsuri Festival
Festival Procession (Takayama)
Guide to Japanese Festivals
Classical Music Database (organizations and schedules)
The Japanese Performing Arts
 

Taiko Group Resources          Top

     Rolling Thunder Taiko Resource   [ Excellent resource materials and links ]
     Kodo Drummers
     Ondekoza
     Wadaiko Yamato
    Taiko Center of Los Angeles
    Taiko Center of Japan 
     Matsuri Shu
     Sukeroku Daiko
     Soh Daiko  (New York)
     San Francisco Taiko Dojo
     San Jose Taiko
     Kenny Endo Ensemble
     Taiko Center (Kyoto)
     Taiko Glossary
     Taiko Links
Japan Performing Arts Network

Visual Arts                  Top

    Chronology of Japan's Fine Arts
     Directory of Museums in Japan
     Virtual Museum of Traditional Arts
     Tokugawa Art Museum
     Selected Art Treasures
     Woodblock Prints on the Internet (Extensive)
     Edo Prints
     Hokusai: 36 Views of Mt. Fuji
     Ukiyo-e Images of the Floating World
     A Guide to Ukiyo-e Sites on the Internet
     The Bonsai Site (Dan Hubik)
     Ikebana (Flower Arranging)
      Calligraphy
     Wajima-Nuri Lacquer Ware
     Shigaraki Pottery
     Buddhist Sculpture
     Buddhist Art & Sculpture
     Japanese Pottery

Literature                  Top

    Translations of Traditional works  (University of Virginia Text Initiative)  Excellent source
     Introduction to Japanese Literature
     Translations of Noh Plays
     Haiku Spirit
     Buson's Haiku Collection
     Matsuo Basho
     Yukio Mishima
     Abe Kobo
     Kenkaburo Oe
     Japanese Mythology
     More Mythology

Architecture                  Top

    Introduction to Japanese Architecture
     Japanese Architecture in Kansai Region
     Castles of Japan
    Castles of Japan II
     Sacred Places (Ise Shrine)
     Buddhist Temples
     Famous Buildings
     Japanese Art and Architecture (overview)
     Shinto Shrines
    

Miscellaneous                  Top

   Art Japan Network
   Japanese Aesthetics
   Tea Ceremony
   Japanese Film Reviews
    Itami Juzo
    Akira Kurosawa
   Yasujiro Ozu
   Kenji Mizoguchi
   Kon Ichikawa
    More Cimema
   History of Kimono
   The Art of the Sword
   Traditional Crafts
   Origami
   More Origami
   Japanese Kites & Kite Festival Links
   Japanese Gardens Database